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come as a revelation

To be different than one anticipated, often in a good way. Dana's performance in the play came as a revelation—I had no idea she was such a talented actress.
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be a revelation

To be different than one anticipated, often in a good way. Dana's performance in the play was a revelation—I had no idea she was such a talented actress.
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come as/be a reveˈlation (to somebody)

be a completely new or surprising experience; be different from what was expected: His performance in the race today was a revelation to everyone.My trip to Texas was a revelation.
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This subtle hint simply does not compare to the poet's explicit drawing on Revelation as well as eschatological passages from Psalms, Isaiah, and Ezekiel in order to offer the Countess a vision of Christ's apocalyptic destruction of her personal enemies.
These accounts, variously relying on transcendence and a certain transparency of reading, all trace a teleology of a self's revelation of itself to itself as the movement of the novel.
Part II is an overview of the three positions found among Muslims on the human situation "before revelation.
Whether the revelation of Merritt's video background will have broader ramifications is unclear.
It is especially true of the Revelation to John, which is an extraordinarily complex and sophisticated book.
How in such a context is a doctrine of revelation to be developed?
Revelation plans to provide members with homeowner's, life and auto insurance, business, consumer and new construction loans, catalog sales and coupons for discounted food and merchandise.
In Revelation, TINet engages a partner who shares our vision and who will help us deliver the best possible experience to our growing customer base.
4 offers "evolutionary" enhancements requested by Revelation's users and VARs, said Mike Ruane, president and CEO of Revelation Software, observing that "revolutionary" improvements will come later with the release of OpenInsight 10.
does develop here a helpful parallel between faith as trust (as opposed to assent to propositions) and revelation as relation (as opposed to a body of doctrine).
Given this antinomy resulting from Cohen's overly conceptualized thinking about God, both Barth and Rosenzweig turned to a mode of theologizing based on revelation as a lived, personal encounter.
Five years ago, in response to a query about a Fatima message, the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith replied that because "private revelation .
Revelation is a theological Rorschach test for any interpreter or preacher.
So far, ``Revelations'' has taken little from the prophecies found in the book of Revelation in favor of macho showdowns between Massey and his daughter's killer.
that early Muslims recognized that evolutionary character because they themselves plotted an evolution in the revelation (in the "occasions of revelation" literature), Iqbal next maintains (224) that distinct from the "essential core" of Islam is the "Law" given to the Prophet Muhammad, which he characterizes as pertinent to "moral conduct" (226), and that these "moral conduct" laws "in no way "constrained the essential core of Islam" (ib.